Thursday, August 31, 2006

goin' nutty

I CANNOT get blogger to work! The little box at the top where you sign in comes up with one of those "page unavailable" messages at home. It's time to change ISPs.

Still making dolls.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

not my life

Been having some computer troubles at home...frustrating!

Something happened Thursday that seemed like I was living somebody else's life. I was sitting in the drivethru at Starbucks, when a magazine editor called me on my cell phone. Things like this don't happen in my plain little life. Five years ago, I had never had Starbucks, I didn't know any magazine editors (or, rather, no magazine editors knew me) and I did not have a cell phone.

Five years ago, September 11 hadn't happened yet.


Monday, August 07, 2006

Not into this right now

I feel so divorced from this paper doll project lately. I am not making great dolls and, at the time, I don't care. I do care, however, when I post inferior work, as is shown above. The doll of my granny was still on the scanner when I scanned these, so she makes another appearance. School starts in one week and I am glad. Might as well be, right? My girls are ready to go back and get back in the groove of sports, homework and friends. I don't know how parents of kids who hate school get through the transition time. Maybe my work will perk up when I get back into the school routine. Hope so.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Catching up

This, on the left, is the doll from August 2, but I couldn't get it to upload. All the parts except the head and arms are from an Anthropologie catalog. Speaking of cute clothes, have you seen the shirts on randomnicole ? So cute. I think I am going to save my quarters for one. I can't decide which one I like best.

Project Runway was a stinker this week. Why do I always love the bad boys? Last season, I was so in love with Santino's work and everybody hated him, from Nina on down the list. This season, it was Keith -so smug and stuck up and just tearing up that first challenge with the first dress he ever made! Okay, so now who do I like? Maybe that blond girl or Robert? I'll have to get over Keith for a week or 2 before I can like anybody else.

The doll on the right is made from a photo of my Grandma, who would have been 80 yesterday. I used the same photo on one of the ATC's in the Little Pink House project in Cloth Paper Scissors. You can see her in the magazine. I know she is getting a big kick out of that and lording it over sisters that SHE's in a magazine and they're not.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Happy Birthday Whitley

Whit turned 14 today. We got her an ipod. Five years ago she was starting third grade. Five years from now, she will be starting college.